Article 1 General Provisions 27-13-1 – 27-13-6
Article 2 Fire, etc., and Inland Marine Insurance 27-13-20 – 27-13-45
Article 3 Casualty and Surety Insurance 27-13-60 – 27-13-83
Article 4 Insurance Advisory Organizations 27-13-100 – 27-13-105
Article 5 Auto Liability Insurance Rate Reduction for Persons 55 and Older Taking Approved Accident Prevention Course 27-13-120 – 27-13-122

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 27 > Chapter 13

  • ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES: The state department of that name or any other department created by the legislature in lieu of said department. See Alabama Code 44-3-1
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: That body of persons selected in accordance with the articles of incorporation and bylaws of a corporation formed pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 44-3-1
  • budget year: shall mean the fiscal year for which any particular budget is adopted and in which it is administered. See Alabama Code 11-44C-41
  • committee: The Permanent Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology. See Alabama Code 41-28-2
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • county: Any county in this state. See Alabama Code 44-3-1
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • facilities: Structures, equipment and furnishings, or any other part or combination thereof, which are used, useful or capable of use, and the use thereof in connection with the implementation and operation of programs as defined herein. See Alabama Code 44-3-1
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • GOVERNING BODY: A county commission, board of revenue or other like governing body of a county, or the council, commission or other like governing body of an incorporated municipality. See Alabama Code 44-3-1
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Automated data processing, communications systems and services, wide area and local area networks, the Internet, electronic information systems and related information, databases, equipment, goods, and services. See Alabama Code 41-28-2
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • office: The Office of Information Technology. See Alabama Code 41-28-2
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • programs: The use of various behavioral programs in the care and supervision of children. See Alabama Code 44-3-1
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • SECRETARY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: The chief administrative and executive officer of the Office of Information Technology. See Alabama Code 41-28-2
  • STATE AGENCIES: All departments, agencies, offices, boards, commissions, bureaus, and authorities of state government. See Alabama Code 41-28-2
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.